Bhubaneswar:5/11/20: The AICTE ATAL Faculty Development Programme on “Personal Effectiveness” scheduled from 2nd -6th November 2020 was inaugurated at the School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Management (SHSSM) of  IIT Bhubaneswar on 2nd November 2020.

The AICTE ATAL Academy offers continuous learning opportunities to faculty members of AICTE approved institutions from all over the country. The initiative is ensuring skill improvisation for AICTE affiliated teachers in these challenging times of the COVID 19 Pandemic. It is noteworthy that this is the first-ever AICTE ATAL FDP being organized by SHSSM, IIT Bhubaneswar.

The virtual Inauguration of the ATAL online FDP was conducted on 2ndNov 2020 in the august presence of Dr VinaySahasrabudhe, Hon’ble Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee on HRD, Govt. of India, Prof. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Hon’ble Chairman, AICTE and Director, ATAL Academy under the active guidance of Prof. R.V. Raja Kumar, Director, IIT Bhubaneswar along with Dr Rabindra Kumar Soni and many other dignitaries.

Through our continuous learning programmes, IIT Bhubaneswar always leads the path in teaching and learning with a sustained effort to enhance the skills sets of teachers from all over the country, mentioned Prof. R.V. Raja Kumar, Director IIT Bhubaneswar on the occasion.

Under the active guidance of the Director, IIT Bhubaneswar and ample support from Prof. PravasRanjanSahu, Dean, Continuing Education and Prof. Rabindra Kumar Panda, Head, School of HSSM, the programme is being coordinated by Dr Punyashree Panda from the SHSSM, IIT Bhubaneswar. Approximately 200 faculty participants from AICTE recognized Institutions from all over India are participating in the week-long event.

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